Victoria’s Fabric Sneak-Peek!

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We’re thrilled to have Victoria Findlay Wolfe as a part of our designer community, especially with the upcoming release of her second collection for Studio 37 Fabrics.  It’s called  MEADOW STORM.  Look for it online May 1, and in quilt shops in August…for now, here’s a quick sneak-peek:

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She says, “For MEADOW STORM, I included my typical mix of interesting modern and eclectic prints…fabrics that can do some of the work for you.  I love the large stripes that can be fussy cut for dramatic modern looks.  Sun Shower polka dots in four colors, because I can’t make a quilt without a dot!  I added in the bold black and white Manor Stripe, after many requests from my last line, MOSTLY MANOR.  I look forward to using it with the more saturated color prints, like Misty and the main floral, Perennial, to add instant movement to even simple blocks.”     — Victoria

ALSO, In Case You Missed It: Here’s the link to Victoria Findlay Wolfe’s recent chat with Pat Sloan on American Patchwork & Quilting Radio!  She discusses a bit of her quilt design process, her fabric design inspiration, and that great article in APQ’s April issue!

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Karen Styles Comes to Quilt Week

KarenStylesIf you’re planning to attend Quilt Week in Paducah (April 19-23, 2016), register now for one (or both!) of Karen’s events, sponsored by our friends at Paper Pieces, the experts in English paper piecing!  Choose from her Robin’s Nest workshop on Wednesday, April 20…

or her Okehampton workshop (shown below) on Tuesday, April 19

Learn the great techniques Karen uses in her designs for Somerset Patchwork and more! Interested?  Call 1-800-337-1537 or stop by the Hexie House for more information on these workshop/lectures.  Have fun!

Win a “Book & Bundle” Giveaway from Marcus Fabrics and C&T Publishing!

CONTEST EXTENDED thru MONDAY, April 4, 2016!

 

We’re partnering with C&T Publishing to celebrate the release of Stashbusters!, the new book by Marcus fabric designers Sarah Maxwell and Dolores Smith.  If you subscribe to the Marcus and/or C&T email lists, you might have already received our email messages,  providing you with TWO great opportunities to win a “Book & Bundle” prize.  So, leave your comment below, now through Friday, April 1.  Winners will be chosen on Monday, April 4.

Win a "Book & Bundle" Giveaway from Marcus Fabrics and C&T Publishing!

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In keeping with the creative, “stash” theme of the book, we’re putting together a bundle that represents various Marcus designers!  We’ll choose one winner, and our friends at C&T will do the same, so you’ll have double the chance to win… Good Luck!

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(And while you’re here, be sure to SUBSCRIBE to our blog, too!)

Look Who’s in Craft Ideas Magazine Now!

Susan Cousineau shares several adorable MAGICAL MERMAID projects in the Spring 2016 issue of Craft Ideas magazine!  Just minutes ago this landed on my desk, and it’s on sale now. Even better, we’ve partnered with Craft Ideas to bring you the chance at a terrific fabric giveaway including the 1-yard panel and 10 FQ coordinates!!  Just visit their giveaway page and register for your chance.

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MermaidCOMPKnown mostly for her McCall’s and Kwik Sew craft and sewing patterns, Susan recently launched her Lollipop Rainbow fabric brand for Studio 37 Fabrics with a whimsical mermaid fairy motif. These adorable prints work beautifully on their own, or paired with the panel design. The pink/aqua/yellow palette is sure to delight true “girly girls” of all ages!

Come Stitch with Us in Booth 630…

Our first charity quilt block was completed and submitted by Kayla, showing off her handiwork here with Victoria.  If you’re in Pasadena, stop by and sew up an easy block by hand, to be combined with others into Marcus charity quilts for ALS!  We’ve got fully stocked sewing stations, and by stitching and submitting a block, you’ll be entered into a FREE DRAWING for one of three Studio 37 Gift Baskets!!  Come join us…

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The QuiltCon “Judge’s Choice” Award Goes to…

VictoriaHeadshotGreyCongratulations to our own Victoria Findlay Wolfe, whose gorgeous “Mr. Swirl E. Bones” took the Judge’s Choice award at QuiltCon this morning!  Judge Scott Murkin chose Victoria’s 94″ x 94″ design, which was entered into the Modern Traditional category.

Congratulations, Victoria!!  ; )  We’re proud to have you as part of our Studio 37 Fabrics design community!

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APQ Features Two Studio 37 Designers!

APQApr16CoverAs the Marcus crew travel to Pasadena for QuiltCon, we continue our show coverage with editorial excitement from American Patchwork & Quilting magazine —  their APRIL 2016 issue features the unique talents of TWO of our Studio 37 Fabrics designers, Victoria Findlay Wolfe and Sarah Maxwell.  And both will be in attendance at the show!

 

VictoriaHeadshotGreyAPQ highlights Victoria, her NYC studio and her design inspirations, along with instructions for her “Home Stretch” quilt design shown below…You’ll find MOSTLY MANOR, her debut collection for Marcus, in quilts hops now!

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In the same issue, Sarah uses her COZIES FLANNEL collection to create a “double-quilt” design called “On the Rails” – you’ll love her clever use of a neutral base quilt, sparked by a colorful seasonal topper.

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See these projects, as well as other featured projects from this issue, here: www.allpeoplequilt.com/april   The issue is on newsstands now throu April 5!

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Deirdre at Hat Creek Quilts Shares Her Brighter Side

In honor of QuiltCon this week – and all things contemporary – it’s the perfect time to share a few recent projects by Deirdre Bond-Abel of Hat Creek Quilts.

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“I have always been a Reproduction, “muddy” person, so people are fairly amazed at what I am doing with the brights but so far they all like it, we might turn some of them around to the bright side, it is nice to have a change after all.”  We love Deirdre’s cheery mix of RADIANT REFLECTIONS batiks by Sarah Maxwell and the solid Marcus WOOLS.

Tell us if you’ve been “turned around to the bright side” in your quilting, too, even if only to experiment.  You’ll find that traditional techniques you’re familiar with can often translate beautifully into more modern fabrics.  Want more inspiration?  Follow Deirdre on Instagram and Facebook @hatcreekquilts or visit www.hatcreekquilts.com.au

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Let’s Meet at QuiltCon!

If you’re planning to join in the excitement of QuiltCon later this week in Pasadena, CA, be sure to visit us in the Marcus / Studio 37 Fabrics booth (#630).  Here’s a mini-mag preview of what you’ll find…we can’t wait to see you!  ; )

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Try Miriam’s Shabby Chic Valentine’s Crafts

There’s not much time left, but we know you’re going to LOVE Miriam Rawson’s quick and easy (and adorable!) Valentine’s Day craft inspiration in the form of soft scuplture “Shabby Chic Hearts”! You’ll find dozens of creative ways to use these – use her fun suggestions as a starting point for crafts you can enjoy on February 14 and beyond  ; )

SoSweetMiriamPixCOMPSoSweetLoveSingleCardCheck out the entire SO SWEET LOVE collection by Susan Cousineau for Studio 37 Fabrics…and ICYMI, take a look at Susan’s own Keepsake Cards – you can even use your embellishments interchangeably for both projects!